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Lumps

Lumps can appear anywhere on your body. Most lumps are harmless but it's important to see a GP if you're worried or the lump is still there after 2 weeks.

Most people get lumps and growths on their skin at some point. They can be caused by many things.

They can:

The GP will look at your lump. They may be able to tell you what's causing it.

If they're unsure, they might refer you to hospital for tests, such as a biopsy (where a very small sample of the lump is removed and tested) or an ultrasound scan.

There are lots of possible causes of lumps and growths.

Your symptoms might give you an idea of what’s causing it, but do not self-diagnose.

See a GP if you're worried or the lump is still there after 2 weeks.

Lumps anywhere on the body
Lumps on the armpit, neck or groin
Lumps around the bottom
Lump on the breast or testicle
Lump on the hands